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Irrfan Khan

The Lunchbox (2013)

They say that food is the language of love and so it proves for Ritesh Batra in his debut feature. It is food that provides the bridge to bring together two lonely souls stuck in a life of isolation. We are social animals after all; the…

Life Of Pi (2012)

Ang Lee is an astonishing filmmaker, truly astonishing. He made martial arts acceptable to both the masses and the art-house crowd with the sublime Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, he made an absolutely amazing comic-book movie that mixed…

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

When I first watched The Amazing Spider-Man I hated it. It just didn't feel right to me, I didn't like the attempt to add darkness and intrigue to the character and I said as much. Re-watching it recently (hey, I still had to buy it on…

Life of Pi (2012)

They said it was a book that couldn't be made into a film. Like a red rag to a, um, tiger, that only encouraged someone to give it a go. It has to be said they haven't gone about this by halves. This is a full-on immersive experience where…

Life of Pi (2012)

Ang Lee films an unfilmable book, and does a pretty bang-up job of it Ang Lee's film adaptation of Yann Martel's 2001 Booker-Prize-winning sea adventure of an Indian boy and a Bengal tiger is a winning combination of the narrative and…

A Mighty Heart (2007)

Since 2001 studios have overwhelmed audiences with movies about terrorism and the war on terror, set in locations like Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, that, once exotically vague, now vied for didactic realism as they had become too…